Tarragon is a perennial herb that thrives near water. It has a woody stem that reaches to about 1 meter (3 feet) high. The leaves are silver-green and covered with fine silky hairs and pale yellow flowers.
Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.
he therapeutic properties of Tarragon Essential Oil, as claimed by aromatherapists, are as an anti-rheumatic, digestive, deodorant, emmenagogue, stimulant and vermifuge agent. There is also documentation indicating that it may be a menstrual regulator.
The name is derived from the Arabic word ‘Tharkhoum’ and the Latin word ‘Dracunculus’ meaning ‘little dragon’ – probably because of the way the root seems to coil up like a dragon.
Tarragon Essential Oil is a non-irritant and non-sensitizing essential oil. Nonetheless, it can be moderately toxic due to the methyl chavicol in the oil. Therefore, it should be used in dilution and avoided completely during pregnancy.